Late night TV host Jimmel Kimmel admitted that his viewership used to be fairly evenly distributed politically, but there’s been a steep decline among conservatives since he started using his monologues to promote gun control and Obamacare and attack President Trump. When asked by CBS interviewer Tracy Smith if he doesn’t mind that Republicans stopped watching his show, Kimmel replied:

“I don't say I don't mind. I want everyone with a television to watch the show, but if they're so turned off by my opinion on health care and gun violence, then I probably wouldn't want to have a conversation with them anyway.”

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Smith asked, “Good riddance?” and Kimmel replied, “Well, not good riddance, but riddance.”

So if you’re keeping score, in the past week, Jimmy Kimmel, Eminem and Seth Meyers have all come right out and said that they don’t want you as a fan if you support Trump. Of course, Stephen Colbert has long made it obvious that he has no interest in appealing to anyone to the right of Elizabeth Warren. Judging from the steep downward trend in late night viewership, I’d say these shows are succeeding in their Spinal Tap-like quest for “more selective” audiences.

At least Jimmy Fallon recently admitted that he doesn’t like being pressured to do anti-Trump material because he just doesn’t care about politics, he’s more interested in pop culture. He should follow his instincts. There are tens of millions of Americans who are fed up with having everything they believe insulted every time they try to watch a TV show or a football game or listen to music. If Fallon resists the pressure to do tiresome, divisive political material, I have a feeling it will reap dividends very soon.

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In the meantime, if you’re looking for a really entertaining talk show with great musical guests and a conservative outlook, but that doesn’t launch nasty, unfair attacks on anyone and welcomes viewers of all viewpoints, there’s a new show on the weekends on TBN called “Huckabee.” Check it out, I’ve heard it’s pretty good.


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    10/18/2017 09:28 AM

    Mr. Huckabee, People like you and your Family one of the greatest assets our country has,
    Your Honesty and Common Sense are welcomed and appreciated by millions of Americans
    like myself, Keep up the Good Work !

  • Michael Egbert

    10/18/2017 09:28 AM

    When Carson and Leno left I pretty much lost interest in those late night shows...I know this is out of place but instead of showing those disgraceful NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem (they will continue this as long as they get publicity for their "cause") why won't the media simply aim their cameras at the American Flag swaying in the breeze while the Anthem is played/sung? Don't give those players any recognition for their stupidity at all....

  • Carmelita Sudio

    10/18/2017 08:34 AM

    I never fail to read your messages in my facebook. youre one of those people who can mix being a politician but never forget your Christian faith behind. I love to watch your show every Saturday, and I have to find the TBN channel in our cable. May you never get tired to doing what our Lord wants you do in our crazy and full hatred country where we live... to tell them that God is still in control and will never tolerate sins of any kind. God bless you.. By the way.. I love and support our press secretary.. Sarah Huckabee Sander.. What a great human being !

  • Kathleen Mardis

    10/18/2017 06:38 AM

    Jimmy Kimmel wanted women to feel his zucchini, now he wants conservatives to feel his sour grapes

  • Georgie DuPriest

    10/17/2017 06:31 PM

    I was never a BIG fan of the late night "comedians" but they have ALL become so evil and vile they can no longer be called comedy. I look forward to your letters and love your wit on twitter.